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2018 Hurricane Direct Support

$2,250 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 3 months
Created July 19, 2018
Coalition
on behalf of Brittany Williams
**** HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, 10/10/18 

Hurricane Michael  is the worst hurricane to hit the continental US since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Brittany is sending funds and support to impacted folks near Panama City, Florida via CashApp and this GoFundMe to help in their immediate and long-term recovery. We will update with receipts and updates. Communication with folks in Florida is obviously not great right now, so please be patient. Thank you for your direct support!

Her CashApp handle is: $msbritt3055 Download it here: https://cash.app/  Why this app? Cash App transfers are instant. Venmo, PayPal, Facebook fundraisers, etc. can take up to a week to handle transactions. 

These are photos from panhandle Florida on Oct. 10, 2018. 

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Preparation saves lives. As the 2018 hurricane season approaches, Dancing for Justice founder Brittany Williams and the Coalition to Support Racial Justice Organizing are raising money in advance to support potentially impacted folks in high-risk areas. The money will be distributed by the Coalition team to directly impacted people before a hurricane becomes inclement to buy supplies and recover after. We know hurricanes will arrive; it's a matter of when, where, and how badly. Thanks to everyone who supported our successful Hurricane Irma Solidarity fund last year! We hope to prevent unnecessary trauma and provide care for even more communities in 2018. 

UPDATE: all funds are being sent to Black women in the Carolinas. Get more info on our Direct Support work here:  https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-florence-urgent-support-actions/

See Leslie Mac's Facebook live video about our work! If you need direct support, please go here .

FOR TRANSPARENCY: The people we care for are people in our direct networks or in a known organizer's network. Brittany is distributing ALL monies collected directly to real people, families and organizers to buy supplies ahead of the storm. The monies raised TODAY will be released first thing tomorrow morning.  We'll post receipts of transactions -- omitting person's private info -- later.)

Let's make this campaign stronger than the campaign we did last year for Hurricanes Irma and Maria! (See the results of our 2017 Direct Support YouCaring below.)

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I'm sure you've heard that Hurricane Michael has devastated Panama City, Florida, the worst since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Michael transformed from a tropical storm to a level-4 hurricane VERY quickly, in under a day.

Brittany Williams is directly supporting her Black and Brown networks impacted. You may know the drill already, but here's what you can do right now to help in DIRECT recovery efforts:

1. Cash App her what you can so she can help families from the Panama City area with recovery. Her cash app handle is: $msbritt3055
Note: you must include the $ sign in her account name. Don’t have the app? Download it here: https://cash.app/ Why this app? Cash App transfers are instant. Venmo, PayPal, Facebook fundraisers, and GoFundMe take up to a week to handle transactions.

2. Donate to this GoFundMe again! You know the drill: all monies go directly to impacted peoples near Panama City to deal with recovery. I will post receipts and updates later.

3. All of this info lives here, too, for sharing publicly: https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-michael-direct-support/

These photos are from Panama City TODAY. People have lost their homes. Let's unite and help them recover as best we can!
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Thanks so much for the continued support! Please continue to spread the word and rally everyone to direct support. We've supported about half of the 150+ families who've signed up for direct support to face Florence.

As promised, Britt posted receipts from her transactions on her Instagram. Check out a few here:
1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqorvWBbf-/?taken-by=msbritt_305
2. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqomlJhhNG/?taken-by=msbritt_305
3. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqohoqBfoV/?taken-by=msbritt_305
4. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnnaeDxBPAW/?taken-by=msbritt_305

Lastly, please see a message from someone we supported. This is why we're doing this. KEEP IT UP!!!
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Thank you so much for supporting! We have another, more urgent request: there are 40 families in North Carolina and South Carolina who need direct support by Wednesday, Sept. 12. Stores close on Wednesday (tomorrow). I'm literally asking everyone we know to send $10 via Cash App to Brittany Williams right NOW (more if you can) so she can get these 40 families supplies like bottled water, rafts, and such. Her cash app handle is: $msbritt3055

Read on for details and info (like why we're asking you for Cash App donations on GoFundMe) ...

1. Download the app here: https://cash.app/ Why this app? Cash App transfers are instant! Venmo, PayPal, etc. take a few days and we do not have a few days.
2. Make to include the $ sign in CashApp before her name.
3. Britt's still waiting on the GoFundMe monies to hit her account. She is the financial distribution point for the 40 families and is literally arranging Wal-Mart pick-ups in NC/SC tomorrow before they close. Your bank has to talk to GoFundMe and vice versa and the internet isn't super speedy with money transfers. We need to buy stuff for people TOMORROW and need the cash to cover it TONIGHT. Britt nor I are made of money; she's managing a lot of stuff right now.
4. The GoFundMe monies will be sent to the families, have no fear, but this request is just to get supplies to people ASAP before stores close tomorrow.
5. RECEIPTS WILL BE POSTED THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.
6. Thank you so much! See more info here: https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-florence-urgent-support-actions/
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Hi everyone. Thanks for the support so far! Brittany is distributing the funds as we speak. Please visit this page for updates on our efforts in the Carolinas AND other ways to support: https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-florence-urgent-support-actions/
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$2,250 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 3 months
Created July 19, 2018
Coalition
on behalf of Brittany Williams
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